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Jan 30, 2013 3:00am PST
's current news update in los angeles, here is lisa ferguson. good morning, lisa. >> hey bill. good morning, everyone. here is what's on the president's schedule today. first up, he is having lunch with hillary clinton in the private dining room at the whitehouse at 12:30. yesterday, the senate confirmed senator john kerry to replace clinton as secretary of state in an overwhelming vote of 94 to 3. clinton was having an interactive online interview. as she heads out the door, she is leading -- leaving a legacy the most traveled secretary of state in history. more 950,000 miles, visited 112 countries and held 1700 meetings with world leaders. next up for the president today. he is talking immigration reform at 3:55 and 4:15. yesterday, obama unveiled his new immigration proposal for the country and urged congress to act quickly on immigration reforming the nation's laws. the president said his biggest failure in his first term was not accomplishing comprehensive immigration reform. this will term, he wants to see a quick path to citizenship for many of the
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Jan 24, 2013 3:00am PST
the latest, she does combat for us every morning, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. i don't know if i quite do combat but i do the news. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden is holding a talk on gun violence today. it is a modern-day version of roosevelt's fireside chat only this will be a google fireside hangout. the online meeting starts at 1:45 eastern this afternoon and lasts for half an hour. biden will be alongside venture capital ist guy wysocki and phil defranco. they're discussing the new policies on curbing gun violence. biden has scheduled his first gun safety trip. friday, he's headed to richmond, virginia to discuss president obama's efforts on gun violence. it is a start of an outside push to build support for the president's new policies and while obama will likely also hit the road soon, for now he's staying home. biden will be joined by other administration officials and by virginia senator tim kaine. >>> the house has passed a short-term extension on the debt ceiling, giving the country until may 18th to negotiate the limit
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Jan 3, 2013 3:00am PST
. first, we'll take a little time out to get the latest. today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. one person in particular is definitely gearing up for the next fiscal fight and that's mitch mcconnell. he wrote in his yahoo news op-ed the debate starts today. president obama should be ready for a battle over government spending and the debt limit. mcconnell said the new legislation averting the fiscal cliff is the last word on taxes. our current debt ceiling is just shy of $16.4 trillion and tim geithner says we have already reached that level as far as federal borrowing goes. that leaves two months before congress will need to vote on raising the limit. the two chambers will have to deal with the upcoming mini cliffs thanks to automatic spending cuts that got delayed in march. that will bring out the same partisanship shown during the fiscal cliff debates. a new congress takes office today in one of their first orders of busine
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Jan 11, 2013 3:00am PST
the latest out in los angeles, here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden continues his talks on gun control today. he's meeting at 2:15 this afternoon with representatives from the video gaming community along with researchers who study the effects of simulated violence on young kids. last night's meeting with the hollywood entertainment industry went relatively well according to representatives at the meeting. they said the industry appreciates being included in the dialogue and looks forward to doing its part in seeking meaningful solutions. it still is not quite clear though what more washington can do to force tv shows and movies to temper the violence. >>> as for yesterday's meeting with the nra that, one didn't go so well. yesterday's talks had nothing to do with keeping our children safe and was more about demonizing the second amendment. the nra statement says the group will "not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and mad men." we know gun sales o
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Jan 17, 2013 3:00am PST
here we go. the latest, today's current news update lisa ferguson standing by out in los angeles. early good morning to you lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. 23 executive actions and a big to do list for congress all in the works now after president obama's announcement yesterday on the future of gun control. not surprisingly, not everyone so keen on what the president had to say yesterday. some republican state legislators have their own plan and that is to secede from any new federal regulations that they think go too far. according to the constitution, that is clearly illegal. but more than a few states are taking measures into their own hands. in mississippi for one house speaker phillip gunn says he will block any federal measures limiting second amendment rights from being enforced in his state. and mississippi state rep chris brown says he is drafting legislation to say that any firearms manufactured there will not fall subject to federal guidelines. down in texas, attorney general greg abbott spoke out yesterday. he said what happened in connecticut was a horrible traged
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Jan 29, 2013 3:00am PST
but first here we get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson standing by in our studios in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. today, president obama unveils his own new plan for immigration reform he's speaking in las vegas at 11:55 this morning and we're expecting this to be a more liberal plan than the blueprint the senate laid out yesterday. as bill mentioned a group of eight bipartisan senators have been work behind closed doors and finally released their new plan yesterday on capitol hill. some three basic bullet points from that plan, it would provide a path to probationary legal status for most of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants provided they do not have a criminal background. it would also call for a way to it's allow low-skilled immigrants like farm workers to enter the country but only when the economy is good and the details on how it would exactly go about that are still a bit fuzzy. it would call for a mandatory system to check whether employees are authorized to work in the united states. something like this alre
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Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
want to find out what's going on in the news. lisa ferguson all the way in los angeles, tell me what's happening? >> welcome back, richard. good morning. gun control room policy is front and center this week. first was yesterday's two-year anniversary of a the tucson shoot that nearly killed gabby gifford. she and her husband have announced americans for responsible solutions, aimed at offsetting the nra's influence in american politics. today and tomorrow have some high-level meetings on tap for washington. vice president joe biden will meet with victim's groups and gun safety organizations at 11:00 this moraling and tomorrow, sitting down with other groups. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action. it's a problem that encompasses issues of mental health education, as well as access to guns. >> majority leader harry reid could change his stance on gun control. he is a long-time supporter of gun owners' writes and slipped am provision, now in the afterman of the newton shooting the adviceor says reed is in a different place.
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Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
to get the latest. today's currents news update this morningnday morning. lisa ferguson has it out in los angeles. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. vice president joe biden is meeting with the house today getting ready to, to put together that list of recommendations to curb gun violence. there is one point where both sides agree, punishing people who lie on their background checks. until 2010, nearly 80,000 people were denied guns for lying or giving inaccurate information about their criminal history. but, only 44 of those people were actually charged with a crime. this is one of the issues joe biden's task force is looking at and we can last timing expect his plan to include a stronger focus on background checks. those recommendations to the president could come as early as tomorrow. the group is also looking at mental health treatment, violence in video games and movies and a potential ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. the nra is, of course showing strong obviouspposition to. this yesterday ocnn's face the nation, gro
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Jan 10, 2013 3:00am PST
with lisa ferguson. >> hey peter. good morning bill. good morning everyone. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push. >>> walmart says after the shooting, guns are now one of their highest-selling items. while it does want to help the administration, when that starts to contradict with sales that's where the help st
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Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
that and a whole lot more. first, we get the latest, today's current news update, here she is, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. >> hey bill. welcome back. as bill mentioned obama's new appointments to his national security team are drawing some criticism from capitol hill. first off former senator chuck hagel who the president officially chose yesterday as his defense secretary. obama called him an american patriot and the leader our troops deserve. if confirmed hagel will be the first vietnam vet and the first enlisted soldier to become secretary of defense. republicans are criticizing the former senator for not having enough support for israel and not taking a hard enough stance against iran. democrats are also getting tough on hagel. newly-elected senator tammy baldwin, also the first openly gay u.s. senator says she plans on questioning hagel for his anti-gay comments. 14 years ago hagel criticized ambassador james hormel for being aggressively gay. baldwin wants to know if his apology is sufficient and sincere and she wants to see how he's evolved on that issue particularly in the
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Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
on the latest plus a whole lot more. first, here's today's current news update. lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. the house is getting ready to vote today on another $50 billion worth of aid for victims of super storm sandy. earlier this month congress approved $9.7 billion for flood insurance but that left many areas uncovered. obama's initial request for funds calls for $60.4 billion in total relief and today's vote, if it passes, would bring the total much closer to that. victims of hurricane katrina did not have nearly this much trouble getting aid back in 2005. but this time around, hard-line conservatives are opposed to the measure saying it's asking the government to spend too much. at least one republican though is changing his stance. mississippi rep steven palazzo is one of 67 republicans who voted against that $9.7 billion worth of aid on january 4th. but yesterday i sent out a letter to those members of the g.o.p. asking them to reverse their votes and pass a larger bill that's in the house today. palazzo has b
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Jan 31, 2013 3:00am PST
coast here she is lisa ferguson. >> hey bill, good morning, everyone. nothing on the president's public schedule today just his usual daily briefing in the oval office. vice president biden has a relatively open day as well he is at teping a committee lunch at the capitol. as for the president's longer term schedule, though he is calling for immigration reform by year's end and maybe even as early as june. obama spoke with television stations yesterday and said he wants this taken care of within the first half of the year. the president unveiled his proposal for comprehensive immigration reform on tuesday. he said he will let congress consider the senate plan first. sit a bit less liberal than the president's ideas. if lawmakers won't pass that bill, though, obama will introduce his own, and call on congress to vote immediately. meanwhile members of the house have been crafting their own immigration proposal. like the senate they are working with an at it-person team and could put forth a statement as early as tomorrow. more bill up next. young turks is t
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Jan 16, 2013 3:00am PST
lisa ferguson has it out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. just a few hours now until president obama unveils hi new comprehensive gun control package for the nation. but some are dismissing those proposals before they are even released. politico is reporting this morning that the house has little appetite for gun reform. according to interviews with several house republicans, there is some strong indication that any new legislation will not even see a vote on the house floor. pompom's plan today will include a ban on assault weapons, restrictions on high-capacity clips and enforcement of federal background checks. all three of those proposals have no hope without congressional approval. right now, 60,000 people are gathering at the world's largest gun show in las vegas including a weapons group based out of newtown, connecticut, the very same city of last month's mass shooting. the shooting hunting and outdoor trade show lasts through friday. enthusiasts say they are not worried about new gun restri
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
to get the latest. today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. an updated list of donors now shows labor unions are contributing to president obama's inauguration today. those did not show up on earlier lists but we are now seeing at least nine labor groups have donated including the american postal workers' union and the international brotherhood of electric workers. all in all more than 3,000,000 people and organizations are helping fund the festivities. the inaugural committee seemed strapped for catch last week but it was able to more than triple its donor list. some of those new corporate contribute orders include bank of america and fedex. we won't know exactly how much each donor gave until april when the committee files with the sec. lots to pay for when it comes to events like these and it that usually includes the entertainment. last night roomer a.c. fiasco performed but was asked to leave a stage after singing non-stop politically charged lyrics. he played o
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00am PST
. today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. it's all yours. >> good morning, everyone. some house democrats are meeting with gun rights advocates today as parted of an effort to improve gun safety nationwide. brett mike thompson serves the gun violence task force and says he is looking for today's hearing about recommendations about keeping guns away from criminals while preserving second amendment rights. thompson's panel is hoping to accurately legislation that can with stand the republican held house. the group will hear from the atf as well as health and law enforcement representatives and the top lobbyists this week. the senate plans on holding an open amendment vote. this could increase its chances of passing letting both sides of the aisle tackle the specific andments. it could weaken the bill since republicans will be able to change the language and reduce the bill's broad reach. majority reader lead says he is hoping to get the bill through the judiciary committee but he has made it clear he does not support an all-out b
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
that and a whole lot more here but first, with today's current news update, let's take a minute to hear from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey bill. good morning, everyone. you can find out more about that right now. as bill mentioned, legal citizenship could be on the way for some 11 million illegal i am grants living in the united states. a bi-partisan group of senatorses has agreed on a plan to lay the groundwork for an immigration overhaul. eight senators have been working on this plan during a series of closed door meetings dick durbin and chuck schumer as well as john mccain and marco rubio. we are expecting them to unveil that proposal later today on capitol hill and we should see some provisions giving a faster path to citizenship far farm workers and young people brought here as children. this also paves the way for a contentious legal battle. president obama is proposing his own ideas tomorrow during a speech in las vegas and no telling whether he will adopt the plan from the senate. but the senate's blue print is expected
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Jan 22, 2013 3:00am PST
is with today's current news update, we get all of the latest, kelly clarkson -- right. how about lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> good morning. i'll take kelly clarkson. one more celebration to mark the president's inauguration today. at 9:00 tonight, president obama, the first lady and the bidens will attend the staff inaugural ball at the walter e. washington convention center in d.c. it is the last in a long series of galas and celebrations. last night d.c. held two inaugural balls in the convention center. first up was the commanders in chief ball. and then the main inaugural ball which spanned every single hall of two separate floors in the convention center. brad paisley performed last night and the president and first lady danced to al green's let's stay together. today, it is back to work for president obama. plenty on his to do list including the debt ceiling immigration reform and gun control. he made clear yesterday he will be tying his legacy to lgbt rights. yesterday morning in one of the biggest speeches of his career, he referred to our gay brothers and si
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Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
night. we are going to go to our news update with lisa ferguson. >> it is still tonight in los angeles. that works out. good morning everyone who is not in los angeles. president obama is back from hawaii. he should confirm form ter senator chuck hagel. he is drawing criticism for his policies with israel and iran. senators lindsey graham and ted cruz had sharp words on the talk shows sunday. mitch mcconnell spoke out, on abc's "this week"? >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have a full understanding of our close relationship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. >> mcconnell did not stand by some of his previous praise of hagle, but he did say the former senator will get a fair hearing. a couple of other things on the president's agenda coming up include immigration gun control and the debt ceiling. the treasury is slated to lose borrowing power by the end of february unless congress agrees to raise the limit. spending cuts kick out on march 1st to every federal program
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